LOCATION: Franchetti Gallery - Ca' d'Oro
This exhibition on display until 29 September 2013 brings together several precious Treasures from the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Venice and financial and organisational support from the Venetian Heritage association and Vhernier.
On display are an important collection of important eighteenth-century liturgical objects in silver which were recently discovered in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. In 1943 (just before the Nazis arrived) two elderly Jewish religious leaders from the Spanish and the Levantine Synagogue stored a selection of precious religious pieces in a secret hiding place. These objects were found accidentally a few years ago when the Synagogue was being renovated.
The exhibition Lost Treasures of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice is a travelling exhibition which after having been on show at Sotheby's in New York and also at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, has now arrived at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at Ca' d'Oro in Venice, where the pieces were delicately restored in their laboratories by the consortium RE.CO. Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (silver) and Sansovino Restauri (wooden objects).